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Edwards test squadron completes Joint Strike Missile test program

Posted June 15, 2018 by Kenji Thuloweit

A team of U.S. Air Force engineers, test pilots and Norwegian government and industry personnel recently completed a large phase of testing for the Joint Strike Missile.

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USS John C. Stennis

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PHILIPPINE SEA–Airman Gaylen Bataille, from Valencia, Calif., positions an aircraft model on the ‘Ouija board’ in USS John C. Stennis’ (CVN 74) flight deck control. The ‘Ouija board’ is used to track the status and movement of aircraft on Stennis’ flight deck in real time. Providing a ready force supporting security and stability in the…

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Civ-Mil releases 25th anniversary book with KaBoom

Posted May 19, 2017 by Linda KC Reynolds

With as much action in The Hanger as there was on the field, aerospace companies throughout the Antelope Valley enjoyed a cool and breezy Aerospace Appreciation Night with the Lancaster JetHawks as they beat Stockton 7-2, May 12 in Lancaster.

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AFTC vice, veterans share stories at annual ball

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Air Force photograph by Michelle Thomas Col. Angela Suplisson, Air Force Test Center vice commander, looks through old photographs from the rocket sled testing program at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., with retired Master Sgt. Marvin Houston during the annual Veteran’s Military Ball organized by Coffee4Vets at the University of Antelope Valley in Lancaster, Calif.,…

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Dream Chaser tests ongoing at Armstrong

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Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser spacecraft continued testing at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif., July 17. The craft underwent ground tests designed to check braking performance, and guidance, navigation and control systems. As part of the test, the Dream Chaser was towed along the runway on its two main landing gear wheels and…

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Sacrifice over the sea

Posted November 10, 2017 by Bob Alvis

Veterans Day in our great land can mean many things to many people that have served or sent loved ones off to war, but the real honor bestowed must be reserved for those that never came home.

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“I’m sad to see it go” – Doc Burch and the glory days of Quartz Hill Airport

Posted January 24, 2018 by Bob Alvis

In 1968, country and western performer Doc Burch grew tired of the Los Angeles scene, with all its smog and drama, and went looking for a life change.

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Honorary commanders given tour of Plant 42

Posted November 4, 2016 by Diane Betzler

Photographs by Diane Betzler Military and community leaders joined invited guests Oct. 28 at Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, Calif., and flightline tour. Left to right: Brig Gen Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander, Alex Briskin from Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, John Esch, director of Operating Location Air Force Plant 42 The Honorary Commander and…

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This week in flight test history: Yeager breaks sound barrier

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Air Force photograph At Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., on Oct. 14, 1947, on his ninth powered flightin the airplane, Capt. Charles E. Chuck Yeager piloted the Bell X-1 Glamorous   Glennis, named after his wife, to a speed of 699.4 mph at 43,000 feet (Mach 1.06), and became the first to exceed the…

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Raptors converge on F-22 CTF as it prepares to move

Posted September 14, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Christian Turner Seven F-22A Raptors sit outside the 411th Flight Test Squadron Aug. 10. Four operational jets from three different bases are at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., for testing to help improve the long-term combat capability of the F-22 Raptor. Just after the turn of the century, it wasn’t unusual…

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